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Man shot in car during attempted robbery in Wicker Park alley

The man was in the 2000 block of West North Avenue when someone approached, demanded his belongings and opened fire, Chicago police said.

Chicago police work the scene where a 55-year-old man was shot in 2000 block of West North Avenue in the Wicker Park neighborhood, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.
Chicago police work the scene where a 55-year-old man was shot in 2000 block of West North Avenue in the Wicker Park neighborhood, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A man was shot Friday afternoon during an attempted robbery in an alley in Wicker Park on the North Side.

The man, 55, was in his car about 3:45 p.m. in the 2000 block of West North Avenue when someone approached, demanded his belongings and opened fire, Chicago police said.

He was struck in the left hip and leg and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

At the scene, crowds gathered around the busy intersection to watch investigators work. Police focused their attention on a black SUV stopped on North Avenue with one shell casing near the driver's door.

Chicago police work the scene where a 55-year-old man was shot in 2000 block of West North Avenue in the Wicker Park neighborhood, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.
Chicago police work the scene where a 55-year-old man was shot in 2000 block of West North Avenue in the Wicker Park neighborhood, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Workers at a Starbucks on the corner said they did not hear anything.

Two blocks of North Avenue were shut down from Milwaukee to Hoyne Avenue following the shooting.

Over the weekend, four people were wounded and another was killed after gunmen opened fire just blocks away in front of a music venue.